An investigation was announced for investors, who currently hold shares of CU Bancorp (NASDAQ:CUNB), concerning whether the takeover of CU Bancorp. by PacWest Bancorp is unfair.
Investors who purchased shares of CU Bancorp (NASDAQ:CUNB) and currently hold any of those NASDAQ:CUNB shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1(858) 779 – 1554.
The investigation by a law firm concerns whether certain officers and directors of CU Bancorp breached their fiduciary duties owed to NASDAQ:CUNB investors in connection with the proposed acquisition.
On April 06, 2017, PacWest Bancorp (Nasdaq:PACW) and CU Bancorp (NASDAQ:CUNB) announced the signing of an agreement and plan of merger whereby PacWest will acquire CU Bancorp in a transaction valued at approximately $705 million. Under terms of the Agreement, CU Bancorp (NASDAQ:CUNB) shareholders will receive 0.5308 shares of PacWest common stock and $12.00 in cash for each share of CU Bancorp. Based on PacWest’s April 5, 2017 closing price of $51.72, the total value of the merger consideration is $39.45 per CU Bancorp share.
However, given that at least one analyst has set the high target price for NASDAQ:CUNB share at $43.00 per share, the investigation concerns whether the offer is unfair to NASDAQ:CUNB stockholders. More specifically, the investigation concerns whether the CU Bancorp Board of Directors undertook an adequate sales process, adequately shopped the company before entering into the transaction, maximized shareholder value by negotiating the best price, and acted in the shareholders’ best interests in connection with the proposed sale.
Shares of CU Bancorp (NASDAQ:CUNB) closed on April 18, 2017 at $36.15 per share.
Those who are current investors in NASDAQ:CUNB shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.
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